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Change is Good
March 21, 2011, 1:36 PM
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In previous posts I’ve talked about the need to limit the use of disposable bottles and increase recycling rates. But now there is a way to enjoy your sodas guilt free. Continue reading

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No More Trash

Waste,as defined by the dictionary, means to use or expand carelessly. This includes throwing away food that could have easily been eaten,not recycling,  and generating unnecessary garbage. Continue reading



Plastic Bags: Just Say “No”

Paper or plastic?” It’s a¬†common question while checking out at the grocery store, but there is another option- reusable. ¬†Reusable bags are not only better for the environment, they’re also stylish and can hold more than plastic or paper bags. Continue reading



Turkey Burger, Please

Your food choices can have a major impact on the environment. Did you know that beef is the least environmentally friendly meat? Continue reading



Down with Dirty Cleaning

Ever though that the products you use to clean your shower might be polluting the environment, or you? Turns out many can.  Household cleaning products also contain many harsh chemicals (bleach ect) that are bad both for humans and animals (hence all those warning labels) and the earth (most are not natural substances nor easily biodegraded). Continue reading



Recycling
February 17, 2011, 2:39 PM
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Last time I posted about avoiding bottled water. Today, a related topic- recycling.  Most of us know that recycling glass and plastic bottles, as well as aluminum cans, can be a way to get extra cash. But what about other items around your home? Continue reading



Bottled Water Blues
February 10, 2011, 2:46 PM
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Bottled water has become part of most people’s lives. It’s convenient and many think it’s healthier than tap water. But the effect the bottles have on the environment is huge. ¬†There are environmental impacts from the oil that is drilled to make the bottles (plastic is made with petroleum), pollution from shipping the bottles, and pollution from the waste the empty bottles create (only about 12% of plastic water bottles are recycled and it takes 1,000 years for one to biodegrade) according to MSNBC. Continue reading